The Death of Picasso: New and Selected Writing

By Guy Davenport

For The loss of life of Picasso, man Davenport has accumulated 27 essays and tales from all through his occupation. the complete stands as his number of the items he could have us learn this day if we're fascinated by what he’s been as much as all this time. the result's a thrilling and invigorating choice, a testomony to at least one of the prose masters at paintings this present day. because the Louisville Courier-Journal noted, "Guy Davenport has few friends. Who can fit his large erudition, his mastery of forms—poetry, brief fiction, essay, translation—and his wizardry with language?"

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